Online TV Recorder

The online TV Recorder. You log in, program your show to record, then download the recorded show. This appears to be a community driven site based in Germany, along the same line as Rent My DVR

I'd love to see something like this come to the US, but there would have to be a few questions answered first:


  • What is the legal ramification?

  • What are the service limitations

  • What is the revenue model (if any)

  • What is the quality of the download



Thoughts? Feel free to comment

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CyberLink launches PowerCinema Linux

I'm going to have to give this a look. I'd like to do a feature comparison with MythTV, and if I get a chance to download it and give it a spin, I will.

Link via :Engadget

The Aargh Page

And now for something completely different.

O.K. I had to take a break from my normal geeky HDTV, MythTV stuff, and post a link to this: The Aargh Page. This might just be one of the most useless, best sites I've come across in a while. Maybe it's just my mood right now, but I couldn't stop laughing.

Building your own Linux Media Center? Try MythTV first.

I was over at linux.com, and there was an article about building your own Linux Home Media Center. It makes me realize that there is a strong perception that MythTV is hard. And while it can be difficult/challenging, and yes... hard. It can also be used in a simple way as just a Media Center with no recording (no backend capabilities). I would strongly suggest anybody considering rolling their own media center give the MythTV route a shot first, because it's such a short jump to wanting a full-fledged PVR, and MythTV is up to the task.

Good Luck folks

D-Link's DSM-5210R Wireless HD streamer - Engadget

From Engadget:

D-Link is touting the new DSM-5210R as the first wireless high-def streaming media player with 100GB of storage...

I think the 'first' they're claiming is that the device is a Media server, as well as a player. The LinkPlayer is not a server. Personally, I like more flexibility in my server. My feeling is that with no recording capabilities, it will be relatively useless as a server, and with only 100G it will not be able to act as a storage device for all media. It will either be used only as a wireless HD player (which LinkPlayer among others already do) or it will get stuck in the middle and die a horrible death.


Link: Engadget
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